Deborah Reed-Danahay


Deborah Reed-Danahay Professor
Ph.D., Brandeis University, 1986
Office: MFAC, Room 377
Phone: (716) 645-0406


Research Interests

Political anthropology, citizenship, immigration, personal narrative, autoethnography, anthropology and education, social theory, and history of anthropology. Europe and the United States.

Professor Reed-Danahay is founding Director of the Center for European Studies (CEUS) at UB and is a Fellow at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (UK).

She served as President of the Society for the Anthropology of Europe from 2010-2012.

Selected Publications


2012 Civic Engagements: The Citizenship Practices of Indian and Vietnamese Immigrants.  Stanford: Stanford University Press (with coauthor Caroline B. Brettell).

2008 Citizenship, Political Engagement and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States.  New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (with coeditor Caroline B. Brettell).

*Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009

2005 Locating Bourdieu.  Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

1997 Auto/Ethnography: Rewriting the Self and the Social.  Oxford: Berg Publishers.

1996 Education and Identity in Rural France: The Politics of Schooling.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Special Journal Issue Editor

1987 Anthropological Research in France: Problems and Prospects for the Study of Complex Society. Anthropological Quarterly 60(2).

Please click on the book images below to learn more about each publication. 


[Note: Here you can find a complete list of publications in .pdf format]  

Undergraduate Courses Offered

APY 323 - Anthropology and Education
APY 402 - Contemporary Europe

APY 492 - Political Anthropology

APY 494 - Anthropology of Citizenship (Senior Seminar)

Graduate Courses Offered

APY 536 -Advanced Ethnology of Europe
APY 575 - Cultural Anthro. Topics: Migration and Diaspora
APY 575 - Cultural Anthro. Topics: Ethnography & Personal Narrative
APY 575 - Cultural Anthro. Topics: Bourdieu, Anthropology, and Law
APY 575 - Cultural Anthro. Topics: New Ethnographies

APY 592 - Political Anthropology

APY 654 - Graduate Survey of Social Anthropology